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Tackling low educational achievement - major LSE research to be launched

A major new report, Tackling Low Educational Achievement: a report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, by Professor Robert Cassen, the Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at LSE, and Dr Geeta Kingdon, Department of Economics, University of Oxford, will be launched with a seminar on Thursday 28 June at the Work Foundation.

The report gives a profile of the tens of thousands of students who leave school every year with little or nothing to show for it, discusses the factors underlying low achievement, and addresses how the situation can be improved by policy. As well as conducting their own research the authors have reviewed the extensive recent research by others, so that their report is fully comprehensive.

Professor Cassen and Dr Kingdon's research on tackling low educational achievement was commissioned by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and will be published on Friday 22 June. The authors present their findings and outline their key recommendations in a public event, introduced and chaired by Estelle Morris, on Thursday 28 June.

The event, 9 am for a 9:30am start, will be held at the Work Foundation, Asticus Building, 21 Palmer St, London SW1H 0AD. Nearest tube: St James's Park.

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This event is free and open to all but registration is required. To register, please email Anna Tamas, A.Tamas@lse.ac.uk|

Notes:

Copies of Tackling Low Educational Achievement: a report for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation will be available from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation website, www.jrf.org.uk|, from Friday 22 June.

For press information on report, contact Jessica Winterstein, LSE Press Office, on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|


19 June 2007

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